Buttermilk Brownies Recipe

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A Buttermilk Brownie topped with a scoop of ice cream.
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12 to 15 servings SERVINGS


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1⁄2 cup oil
  • 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • Ice cream or whipped topping, optional


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Grease a jellyroll pan; set aside.
  • Into a large bowl, sift flour, sugar, and cocoa. Whisk or mix with a fork to combine. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, bring water, butter, and oil to a boil. Pour over sifted ingredients, and beat with an electric mixer until creamy.
  • Add buttermilk, baking soda, eggs, and walnuts, if using, and beat until thoroughly combined.
  • Spread batter in prepared pan, and bake for about 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Serve brownies warm or at room temperature, topped with ice cream or whipped topping, if desired.Check out these other Rich and Delicious Desserts.